“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The joys of community

Despite the fact that the internet is a much larger place these days than long ago, when to even get on a BBS you had to know a bit more than where the power switch was, it's still a joy to find a community of intelligent, broad-knowledged people who are able to converse and help on a variety of topics. Case in point is the fact I recently did a Linux install on the laptop, just because I felt like trying it again as opposed to to messing with another Windows upgrade. Ran into a few wireless networking issues, and in a very short span of time on the gunblogger conspiracy channel I was able to get the problem resolved with the help of folks who didn't even need to look up the solutions & were more than happy to take the time just because.

Always nice to have friends, even if you never meet them in person.

1 comment:

Easily Lost said...

Ended up using a live cd version of Linux Mint to recover some data from a dead Windows hard drive. Friend walked me through it. The Linux community are great people.